LDRD

Fermilab has benefited greatly from LDRD projects proposed and led by Principal Investigators (PIs) from the laboratory staff. Many of these projects have enabled new science and technology directions for the lab and the broader particle physics community. The completed and currently active LDRD projects have an excellent record of achievement that reflects the creativity and ingenuity of the Fermilab staff. Now after eight years of implementation we will review the program for lessons learned, opportunities to optimize and program…

Fermilab employees are invited to submit Lab-Directed R&D (LDRD) proposals for the coming year (2021). Proposals are due by Friday, Aug. 27.  Information sessions for prospective P.I.s will be held on Thursday, Aug. 5, and Thursday, Aug. 19. Connection information for these sessions can be found on the lab-wide calendar and on the Fermilab LDRD site. We invite employee initiated proposals that are novel, cutting edge, and explore forefront areas of science and technology. The program will enhance the laboratory’s…

Fermilab employees are invited to submit Lab-Directed R&D (LDRD) proposals for the coming year. We invite employee initiated proposals that are novel, cutting edge, and explore forefront areas of science and technology. The program will enhance the laboratory’s ability to carry out the mission of DOE and the laboratory in areas that are outside current programmatic activities but are well-aligned with the strategic goals of the laboratory. Details and the schedule regarding the proposal process can be found at Fermilab…

In advance of the Fermilab Lab Directed R&D (LDRD) pre-proposal submission deadline of Friday, Aug. 28, there will be two identical one-hour information sessions for potential Principal Investigators (P.I.s)  in August.  Each session will include a brief overview of the Fermilab LDRD program followed by Q&A for proposal writers and anybody else interested in the program. The Information sessions will occur through Zoom, and will be on the following two dates in August. Thursday, Aug. 6, 10:00 a.m. CDT Thursday,…

Fermilab employees are invited to submit Lab-Directed R&D (LDRD) proposals for the coming year (2021) . We invite employee initiated proposals that are novel, cutting edge, and explore forefront areas of science and technology. The program will enhance the laboratory’s ability to carry out the mission of DOE and the laboratory in areas that are outside current programmatic activities but are well-aligned with the strategic goals of the laboratory. Details and the schedule regarding the proposal process can be found…

A new LDRD (Laboratory Directed Research and Development) session has been added the EAC engineering retreat on Monday, Feb. 17. The LDRD program is a great resource for all science and technology staff at the laboratory with the FY21 call coming out in late spring. This session will provide a presentation on the program followed by Q&A. All are welcome to attend.

Learn about the Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) process and program at Fermilab. This information session is intended for employees thinking about submitting a Preliminary Proposal due by Aug. 30 in response to the Call for Proposals or to those who would like to learn more about the program. See the ldrd.fnal.gov web site for more information. Questions can also be sent to the LDRD Coordinator, Bob Tschirhart (tsch@fnal.gov). The Fermilab LDRD Information Session is on Monday, July 22,…

A reminder that Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Preliminary Proposal submissions are due THIS Friday Aug 31. Please see this (web site link) for more information about LDRD or contact William Wester, LDRD Coordinator. These proposals require supervisor and division sign-off and some divisions have already placed their internal deadlines. Thank you to those who have already submitted their proposal!